Solar Electric Power Generation

Photovoltaic Energy Systems

  • Stefan C. W. Krauter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Pages 1-18
  3. Pages 19-48
  4. Pages 49-60
  5. Pages 61-76
  6. Pages 117-172
  7. Pages 177-190
  8. Pages 191-216
  9. Pages 217-219
  10. Pages 221-257
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 259-271

About this book


Solar electricity is an economically viable, environmentally sustainable alternative to the world’s energy supplies. In support, Dr. Krauter thoroughly examines the various technical parameters of photovoltaic systems. Study of performance and yield (including optical, thermal, and electrical parameters and interfaces) are analyzed. The net energy balance of photovoltaic systems – from production, operation and maintenance, to recycling – is explored. Professor Krauter demonstrates how the importance of accurate yield calculations, optimal system performance, and new prototypes aid in cost reductions. The potential of solar electric power generation as a means to significantly reduce CO2 emissions is also detailed. In addition, various locations for the production and installation of photovoltaic power plants are considered – with surprising results. Examples, tables and figures are included.


CO2 Reduction Carbondioxid Energy Consumption Energy Generation Life Cycle Photovoltaics Potential Power Plant Recycling electricity environment modeling plants

Authors and affiliations

  • Stefan C. W. Krauter
    • 1
  1. 1.Rio de JaneiroBrazil

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